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What Defines a Laboratory Quality System?
What Defines a Laboratory Quality System?

Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”

Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.

 

Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures  for Packaging

New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
 

Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?
Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?

Without clear standards regulating labeling definitions, food and beverage companies are finding themselves under greater scrutiny over the validity of what is found on their products’ labels.
 

The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable
The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable

Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.
 

Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention without Physical Examination
Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention Without Physical Examination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.

A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines
A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines

While the food safety community strives to bring packaging under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points safety models, both packaging and food producers must now also consider the impact of the “Green Guides “recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
 

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging

Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.

Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft
Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for a draft Qualitative Risk Assessment for certain food facilities that include farm packing operations for fresh fruits and vegetables.
 

The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management
The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management

Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.

Have You Properly Registered Your Food Facility for FSMA?

It is imperative that your company determine immediately whether it falls within the registration requirement. The current registration period remains open only until December 31, 2012.

The Future of Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods

California's Proposition 37 is up for vote this November, and stakeholders throughout America are holding their breaths. Proposition 37 requires raw and processed foods sold in California to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients on their labeling-a requirement that the Federal Government does not currently impose.

Legislative Update: 2012 Farm Bill

Every 5 years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation commonly known as the “Farm Bill” that sets national agricultural, nutritional, conservation and forestry policy. Read more for an update on this year’s bill.

USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products

This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.

Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements
Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements

Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state.

 

Safe Food at Retail Establishments
Safe Food at Retail Establishments

Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.

A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins
A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins

Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.

 

Food Defense in Food Litigation: A Vulnerability Assessment
Food Defense in Food Litigation:  A Vulnerability Assessment

Outbreaks of foodborne illness illustrate how easily contaminated foods can have a broad health impact before public health authorities can identify and quarantine the source.

Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public
Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public

The dairy industry in particular has a long history of cooperation and setting standards.

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